- (Of a person) without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets: the plight of young homeless people (as plural noun the homeless) charities for the homelessMore example sentences
without a roof over one's head, on the streets, vagrant, sleeping rough, living rough; destitute, down and out, derelict, itinerantBritish • informal dossing• formal of no fixed abodevagrants, down-and-outs, tramps, beggars, vagabonds, itinerants, transients, migrants, derelicts, drifters, beachcombers; North American hobos; Australian bagmen, knockabouts, overlanders, sundowners, whalers• informal bag ladiesBritish • informal dossersAustralian/New Zealand • informal derrosSouth African • informal outies• formal people of no fixed abode
- Throughout the area, we will seek to bring homeless people off the streets and into our centres.
- How many times have you been asked in the street for some money from a seemingly homeless person or a beggar?
- A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.
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- But there is no doubt that the measures to reduce homelessness are working.
- As a result of losing income support, he also lost housing benefit and now faced homelessness and destitution.
- Thirty years of homelessness give him a unique view of politics.